Spain, Portugal & Morocco Explorer

See the highlights of Spain, Portugal and Morocco on an unforgettable 21-day journey!
See the highlights of Spain, Portugal and Morocco on an unforgettable 21-day journey! From Madrid, explore the ancient city of Salamanca and cross the Portuguese border and find yourself in the coastal city of Porto. Travel to Coimbra to see one of the oldest universities in Europe and then head to Fatima, a pilgrimage sanctuary, before heading for the picture-perfect capital of Portugal. Discover Andalusia and its three sparkling jewels – Seville, Cordoba and Granada. From the Costa del Sol, travel to Morocco and witness its unique architecture, vivid colours and mesmerizing treasures!
21 Days from $4305/person CAD
Guided
Off The Beaten Path
UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Primary Location

Spain, Portugal & Morocco

Departures

2021 Departures: April 11, May 9, June 13, July 11, August 15, September 12 & October 10

Included:

  • Accommodation in premium 4-star hotels
  • Daily breakfast and 12 dinners (please inform us at the moment of the booking, in case of any food allergy or dietary restrictions)
  • Private deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach with panoramic windows
  • Monolingual tour-escort in English
  • Round-trip transfers between the airport and the hotel
  • Visits with English-speaking guides in Madrid, Lisbon, Porto, Cordoba, Seville, Rabat, Casablanca, Marrakesh, Meknes, Fez, Granada (Alhambra & Generalife Gardens) and Toledo
  • Entrance fees to monuments or museums as per the itinerary

Not Included:

  • Tips
  • Porterage service
  • Drinks
  • Entrance fees to monuments or museums when not mentioned
  • City tax for overnight stays (according to each city council rules)
  • Everything that is not mentioned in included

Pricing Details

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  • All prices are per person
  • Escorted tour with a maximum of 35 participants
  • Each passenger travelling on an escorted tour is allowed one piece of checked baggage per person due to space limitations
  • Free accommodation for children up to 4 years old sharing the room with their parents
  • Triple occupancy available on request
  • This escorted tour might be a combination of different programs. If it applies, there may be a change in the tour escort and passengers between the tour
  • In the event that the panoramic tour of Madrid is not operated for technical reasons, the tour will be replaced by the Madrid Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour
  • During stay in Madrid and Costa del Sol tour escort service is not available
  • Passport details are required for travel from Spain to Morocco

Optional Extras:

  • Pre and Post Accommodation
  • Pre and Post Accommodation
  • Tapas and Historical Gastronomic Experience in Madrid
  • Visit Guimaraes from Porto
  • Fado Show with Dinner in Lisbon
  • Visit Cacilhas and the Sanctuary of Christ the King with a Ferry ride along the Tagus River from Lisbon
  • Sintra & Estoril Coast from Lisbon
  • Seville Cathedral and Boat Trip on the Guadalquivir
  • Boat Trip on the Guadalquivir in Seville
  • Flamenco Show with one drink in Seville
  • Albaicín experience through Arabian Granada
  • Flamenco Zambra Show in Granada
  • White Villages Excursion – Mijas from Costa del Sol
  • Optional excursions in Morocco to be advised by Tour Escort

Itinerary

DAY 1: WELCOME TO MADRID!

Welcome to Madrid! After your arrival at the airport, meet and greet your driver where you will be transferred to your hotel. Enjoy your first day in the city at your own leisure.

DAY 2: MADRID

After breakfast, enjoy a panoramic tour of Madrid and journey through the history, art and culture of Madrid through its streets, icons and monuments. Discover the essence and avant-garde of historic and modern Madrid. See the places that no visitor should miss on a tour that runs through the historical and cosmopolitan areas of Madrid including the Puerta del Sol, Royal Palace, Prado Museum, Santiago Bernabéu Football Stadium of Real Madrid and much more! Meals: B

DAY 3: MADRID > SALAMANCA > PORTO

After breakfast, depart from Madrid to Salamanca. Free time in this University City of great architectural and artistic wealth. Departure to the Portuguese border until you reach Porto. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Meals: B

DAY 4: PORTO

Today enjoy a panoramic sightseeing tour of Porto, considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Admire the Cathedral, Stock Exchange building and Santa Clara church. Afterwards, enjoy a different perspective of the city along the river Douro aboard the BlueBoats Cruise and discover the historic heritage visiting one well-known Port Wine Cellars with a wine tasting included. Rest of day at leisure. Meals: B

DAY 5: PORTO > COIMBRA > FATIMA

After breakfast, depart to Coimbra which is home to one of the oldest universities in Europe and the birthplace of Fado. Enjoy some free time before departing to Fatima. Fatima is one of the centers of the Christian Faith and a World Pilgrimage Sanctuary with its impressive Basilica and the Cova da Iria place where the Virgin Mary appeared. The Chapel of the Apparitions, the heart of the sanctuary, with the tombs of the three shepherds, Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta. At night, you will have the possibility to attend the procession of the candles. Meals: B

DAY 6: FATIMA > BATALHA > NAZARE > ALCOBAÇA > LISBON

In the morning, departure to the Batalha Monastery, a masterpiece of Gothic and Manueline style considered a World Heritage place by UNESCO. Continue to the picturesque fishing town of Nazaré. Free time and continue to Alcobaça (World Heritage Site) with its Gothic church and Cistercian monastery, whose origins date back to the 12th century. Continue to Lisbon. In the evening, you will have the option to attend a traditional Fado Show with dinner. Meals: B

DAY 7: LISBON

After breakfast, enjoy a sightseeing tour of the ancient Olissipo, drive through its main squares and avenues, Belem Tower, Jeronimos Monastery, Coach Museum (entrance included), Monument to the Discoverers, Marquis of Pombal Square, Liberty Avenue. Afternoon at leisure for you to catch the nostalgic corners of Alfama Quarter, the old city gathered next to its Castle, with old buildings nested in narrow twisting “Ruas” full of colour housing the genuine “tabernas” where Fado sounds as a missing past. Meals: B

DAY 8: LISBON > CACERES > CORDOBA

In the early morning, depart to the UNESCO city of Caceres, because of the city’s blend of Roman, Islamic, Northern Gothic and Italian Renaissance architecture. Walk through the Plaza Mayor and the Old Town with its famous Medieval Quarter. Afterwards, continue on towards Cordoba, once the capital of the Caliphate. Meals: B, D

DAY 9: CORDOBA > SEVILLE

After breakfast, enjoy an impressive tour of Cordoba's Mosque (entrance included) and other sites that will ease our mind and spirit strolling through its narrow winding streets of the Jewish Quarter. In the afternoon, after a short two hours, ride reach Seville. Meals: B, D

DAY 10: SEVILLE

After breakfast, enjoy a morning panoramic city tour of Seville. Discover the Cathedral (the second largest in the Catholic world after St. Peters in Rome), Santa Cruz quarter (a natural scenario of “Carmen” as well as a precisely where the myth of “Don Juan” developed), Maria Luisa Park and Plaza de España. Afternoon at leisure for you to discover exclusive views, specific flavours of this active full of light city. Meals: B, D

DAY 11: SEVILLE > RONDA > COSTA DEL SOL

After breakfast at the hotel drive south passing typical Andalusian villages. Reach Ronda and enjoy free time to admire this town of Celtic origin and the marvellous view of the valley and mountain range. In the afternoon continue on to the Costa del Sol, one of the most modern and important international tourist areas. Meals: B, D

DAY 12: COSTA DEL SOL

Today enjoy the day at your leisure to explore the wonderful beaches of the Costa del Sol and surrounding areas. Meals: B, D

DAY 13: COSTA DEL SOL > TARIFA > TANGIER > CASABLANCA

After breakfast at the hotel drive along the picturesque tourist route of Costa del Sol, arrive at Tarifa where a ferry boat will be used for a short and interesting crossing of the Strait of Gibraltar towards Africa. Arrival to Tangier, disembark clear customs and drive southwards to Casablanca, current industrial and economic capital and the most populated city housing ten percent of the country population. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Meals: B, D

DAY 14: CASABLANCA > MARRAKESH

After breakfast, enjoy a panoramic city tour with an outside visit of the Hassan Grand Mosque. Continue to discover the oldest neighbourhoods in the city and other main attractions. Continue to Marrakesh and upon arrival enjoy a panoramic tour of the city. Start with the Koutoubia Minaret, built in the middle of the 12th century. Continue to the Jemaa El Fna Square, the most popular touristic attraction in the city, with many traditional Moroccan performances and an ambience that is never found anywhere else, complete with fortune tellers, snake charmers and acrobats – a unique open-air setting for taking unforgettable photos. Meals: B, D

DAY 15: MARRAKESH > RABAT > MEKNES > FEZ

After breakfast, depart for Rabat and embark on a city tour including the Royal Palace, Mohammed V Mausoleum followed by the Hassan II Tower, one of the oldest mosques left in existence. Continue on to the Imperial City of Meknes, where you will visit the Walls of Bab el Mansour and the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, the only mosque in all of Morocco where non-Muslims are allowed. Arrive in Fez. Meals: B, D

DAY 16: FEZ

Today you will enjoy a city tour of Fez. Gaze upon the majestic Royal Palace and before venturing to the heart of the largest old medina in the world. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Meals: B, D

DAY 17: FEZ > TANGIER > TARIFA > COSTA DEL SOL

After breakfast at the hotel departure to Tangier. Transfer to the pier to board the ferry to return across the strait of Gibraltar back to Spain. Drive towards the Costa del Sol. Upon arrival enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Meals: B, D

DAY 18: COSTA DEL SOL

Today enjoy the day at your leisure to explore the wonderful beaches of the Costa del Sol and surrounding areas. Meals: B, D

DAY 19: COSTA DEL SOL > GRANADA

In the morning, depart towards the city of Granada and its incredible and amazing monumental environment, the last stronghold of the Moorish Kingdoms. Visit the world-famous Alhambra complex (entrance included) and Generalife Gardens that have inspired several authors with its sound and sights, such as the “Tales of the Alhambra” by W. Irving. Meals: B, D

DAY 20: GRANADA > TOLEDO > MADRID

Today drive northward where it emerges, toward the sky of Castilla and surrounded by the Tagus River, the imperial city of Toledo – World Heritage City - where the three religions of Christians, Moorish and Jewish, have lived together. Resume of the Spanish art, history and spirituality the whole town is a National Monument. Short guided tour of this historical old town through its narrow streets. Then proceed with a visit to a famous “Damasquinado” (gold and silver inlaying in iron) factory. Continue to Madrid. Meals: B

DAY 21: MADRID

Final breakfast followed by check-out and transfer to the airport. Meals: B